*This is part of our State Of The Art series, showcasing bands every Monday from the featured state. This month’s state is Florida.*
The state of Florida is home to a thriving underground Metal scene, with up and coming bands from all different sub-genres. In this installment of State Of The Art, we will be taking a look at newcomer Metalcore outlet, Fear The Concept; there’s definitely something special with these younger bands that are just getting their starts, and this Florida quintet. The ambition these young guys bring within their recordings is a nothing short of a youthful display of aggression and energy that ensures they’re here to stay for a long time. The group was founded in June 2011 out of Orlando, Florida, and, despite some roster changes over the years they have successfully found a group that is sure to continue making music for their fans’ listening pleasure and experience. With one EP release since 2015, they are steadily and surely progressing their careers into a more mature and established group, and we are excited to see what their future is gonna bring.
‘Out With The Old,’ was the band’s first EP released in late summer 2013, followed by , ‘Identity’ EP that was released on October 30th, 2015 and are the only recording efforts we have seen from them so far. ‘Identity,’ is a triumphant and ripping experience from the ambitious intro to the soaring outro, and surely does Metalcore well. These guys will surely be on your list of favorite acts out of this sub-genre after listening to them, and they’re certainly nowhere close to being finished. A song on the album features Justin Johnson, with intense buildups, brutal breakdowns, and a crushing end to a song. Overall, Fear The Concept are a band who are soon to break through in the Florida underground scene and should be on your radar after giving them a listen.